I'm a capable learner, but I went through an academic period in which I had no ambition and was in crisis state due to not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, and thus made a D in Calculus. Which wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't taken it twice. I was lazy, and did not practice the homework. My GPA is still in the 3.3 range though.
There's no excuse for that, I know. But I am over that phase.
However, here I am, 3 years of working in IT networks later, with an AA, and I'm starting to doubt the outlook of my career (jobs in the field are diminishing for more reasons than just a bad economy). I have the discipline to go back to school, but I've noticed most decent (as in, potential employers don't throw your application in the trash bin after seeing your alma-mater) engineering or math-based universities will not accept me as a matter of principle, even if I retake the class with the discipline required.
Well, after looking through career options, I've noticed that most schools are like that, and most degrees that pay well are math heavy.
Have I boned myself financially for the rest of my life?